Channel Islands Harbor


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Discover it for Yourself...

Hop on a jet ski. Catch a glimpse of a whale. Watch the sunset over the ocean. Whether you live around the corner or you're unplugging for a weekend adventure, the scenic Channel Islands Harbor is worth the trip. Just about an hour's drive from Los Angeles, our beach-lined parks and picnic-worthy coastline await you.

If you're into surfing uncrowded beaches, strolling in for a museum exhibition, then rounding out the day with some mouth-watering local cuisine, bring the whole family for an adventure. We have something for everyone!

An instructor assists a student in hiking their sailboat

Explore the Channel Islands Harbor

Channel Islands Harbor is a working harbor that offers fun-filled water activities for the whole family. Hop on a paddle board or kayak, try your hand at sailing or stroll and dine at local eateries.

A humpback whale breaches the water

Adventure in the Pacific Ocean

Watch for whales, go diving, fishing, kayaking and more with our dive centers, boat charters and yacht clubs.

A kayaker wearing a helmet and geared up for cold weather paddles Channel Islands National Park

Discover the Channel Islands

Uniquely coined as "America's Galapagos" discover the teaming ocean environment of five offshore islands through the Harbor's variety of excursions to the Channel Islands National Park.


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Oct 01

32nd Annual Central Coast British Car Club Show

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
2021 Ponies by the Sea Channel Islands Harbor
Oct 08

2023 Ponies by the Sea Car Show

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oct 21

Theatre of Shadows Haunted House

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Oct 28

2nd Annual Parade of Frights

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

News from the Harbor

Closeup of trash hauled from the harbor, as viewed from a cleanup kayak

Nearby Cleanup Sites for Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day

September 14, 2023

Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day is one of the best days of the year. Thousands of volunteers step up and help clean up trash and other debris at 20 locations…

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Theatre of Shadows to Debut at Channel Islands Harbor

September 6, 2023

Elite Theatre at Fisherman’s Wharf in the Channel Islands Harbor will be transformed into a spooky attraction for the last two weekends in October. The Elite Theatre Company and Oxnard…

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September 2023 Director’s Message

August 31, 2023

As we head into Labor Day Weekend, I’m looking forward to residents and visitors enjoying our beautiful marine environment at the Channel Islands Harbor. Boaters will be sailing in-and-out of…

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